Art Gallery Pictura
Gallery for contemporary realism
GERARD DI-MACCIO French
is a worldwide known painter with more than four decades of success in the
international art world. He created the
Visionary Art Movement back in the early 1980's and has become the reference
and leading figure for visionary artists and art collectors all over the world.
exhibited his works throughout Europe, Asia and the USA in museums,
international art events and at prestigious galleries. He has a following of art collectors from all
over the world, including in Japan, where one Japanese art collector initiated
the creation of a museum exclusively dedicated to Di-Maccio's paintings. The
Di-Maccio Museum opened on August 5th 2010, in Niikappu, Japan.
This unique artist
blends together his Italian, Spanish and French heritage to create some of the
most unique artwork in the world. The
list of awards and honors for his art is lengthy and impressive, as are his
magazine covers, televisions interviews and reports, and distinguished
exhibitions. He is permanently
represented by several art galleries and agents throughout France, Europe , USA
following will be illustrated:
* Gérard Di-Maccio has achieved long-term sustained
international acclaim for his creative and discerning eye and hand, technical
mastery, unorthodox visual techniques, insightful and intuitive artistic
images, and rare aesthetic sensibility.
* He has won awards and prestigious honors
for his unique art.
* There have
been countless museum and gallery exhibitions of his work at prestigious
galleries and museums throughout the world, including in Paris, Tunisia, Japan, London, Stockholm, Los
Angeles, Chicago, Belgium, Geneva,
Singapore and many other places.
* He has received the highest accolades
from leading experts in the field.
* His artwork has made the cover of US (OMNI
Magazine), French (Figaro
Japanese (Asahi Shinbum) and European publications.
* He has
several published books of his art.
* He created
the world largest oil painting: 27m x 9m
* His art is
collected by leading art collectors around the world
* A museum is
created in Japan just to house his artwork.
* He has been
interviewed by French, Japanese and European television about his
work numerous times.
He has become the leading artist in the Visionary Art movement
is an extraordinary virtual artist with a distinguished artistic career. He was born in Algeria when it was still a
French colony, back in 1938.
art from the young age of 14. His grand-father was his first admiror and
stimulated the young boy by hanging his first painting in his shopwindow. Di-Maccio’s parents being aware of the
passion and talent of their oldest son, decided to quit their work and home to
move to Paris. Several years later, the
brilliant future of their son will give the prove that moving was the right
choice for the Di-Maccio's in order to allow the young artist to develop his
In Paris, Di-Maccio
studied art at the prestigious Académie des Beaux Arts and by the age of 16 he
had already begun to establish himself as an exceptional and noteworthy
artist. His initial fame came from the
illustrations for children's books edited by France's most famous editors,
Castermans, Hachette and Bias.
In 1965, he won
France's highly competitive examination to become Professeur at the Beaux Arts
Academy in Paris on a thesis about Morpho-psychology. His knowledge of anatomy and architecture is
indeniable and the latter will allow him later to create fantastic projects for
amazing architectural sculptures.
teaching career, Di-Maccio developed his own artistic style. His initial exhibitions in Paris earned him
First Prize in group shows on numerous occasions. His first solo exhibitions were in Belgium
and later in Paris, where he became a leading artist. By 1979, the artist decided it was time to
dedicate himself exclusively to his creative urge to express himself on canvas.
He left his teaching career.
His first exhibit
during this period was at the prestigious RA gallery in the historical center
of Paris and it was a tremendous success.
Di-Maccio was recognized the leading artist in a new artistic movement that he
created and that the press baptized « Visionary Art ». He has remained to present time the leading
figure in this movement for other visionary artists and interested art
collectors all over the world. His annual exhibitions have consistently been
highly acclaimed by the entire French art world, one of the leading
international art hubs.
The French media
have dedicated substantial attention to Di-Maccio's artwork, as has media in
the USA, across Europe and throughout Japan.